Santa may fit in chimneys, but one Mississippi man could not escape police custody through hospital bathroom vent

Published 6:08 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

A Mississippi man who was arrested for aggravated assault and a string of other charges can add felony escape of prisoner to the list after attempting to escape police through a hospital bathroom vent.

Starkville Police report that Devontay Jones, 24, of Starkville, tried to escape through a bathroom vent at  OCH Regional Medical Center on Wednesday night.

Jones has just been arrested for aggravated assault in connection with a Dec. 3 incident at Forest Creek Apartments.

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After his arrest, Jones was also served with nine misdemeanor warrants from unrelated incidents.

After Wednesday’s incident at the hospital, Jones has also been charged with felony escape of prisoner.